PHOTO CALL: Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice, James Clow Dream of a White Christmas at Paper Mill
By Matthew Blank
The Paper Mill Playhouse's holiday-season run of Irving Berlin's White Christmas plays the New Jersey venue Nov. 16-Dec. 24.
Directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Randy Skinner and musical direction by Steven Freeman, the cast is headed by James Clow (Bob Wallace), Tony Yazbeck (Phil Davis), Jill Paice (Betty Haynes), Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes), Edward James Hyland (General Waverly) and Lorna Luft (Martha Watson) with Peter Reardon (Ralph Sheldrake), Anthony Reimer (Mike Nulty), Cliff Bemis (Ezekiel) and Andie Mechanic (Susan Waverly). Opening night is Nov. 20.
The company also includes Jacob ben Widmar, Laurie DiFilippo, Beth Glover, Luke Hawkins, Leeds Hill, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Samantha Kelleher, Megan Kelley, Kristie Kerwin, Matthew J. Kilgore, Drew King, Pilar Millhollen, Beth Johnson Nicely, Kristyn Pope, Sara Michelle Reardon, Kelly Skidmore, Lauren Elaine Taylor and Anna Aimee White.
Here's a look at the production:
"Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film," press notes state, "this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn — and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. With laughter, crazy plot turns, Broadway-size production numbers and the unforgettable music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a brightly wrapped holiday gift."
The production also features set design by Anna Louizos, costumes by Carrie Robbins, lighting design by Ken Billington, hair and wig design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer and sound design by Randy Hansen. The production stage manager is Peter Wolf.
White Christmas will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday.
Single tickets are now on sale from $25. Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.
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